While the arguments against condescending to give any sort of legitimacy to such blatant ravings are clear, in this case I find myself broadly supportive. The British public, for one reason or another, are woefully underinformed on matters European. I find myself wondering just how often I have had to correct Eurosceptics in pointing out that the European Court of Human Rights and the associated Convention is completely unrelated to the EU.
I imagine rather than being a specific piece of nonfeasance which only touches on the EU, it is symptomatic of a wider lack of political education in this country. It is truly a sad day when the broad mass of society rely on the tabloid newspapers as their primary source of information pertaining to their own constitutional structure... but I shall stop there before boring all and sundry with my objections to the rejection of the 2004 Constitutional Treaty, which was the subject of my dissertation some months ago.